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 By Nick Thomas    Columns    March 1, 2024 

Billy Dee Williams-more than a charming space pirate

As any devoted Star Wars fan can deduce, the title of Billy Dee Williams' new autobiography, "What Have We Here?" released in February, is a nod to the actor's most famous character-Lando Calrissian....

 

Carole Wells remembers 'Oomph' actress Ann Sheridan

Born 109 years ago this February, glamorous actress Ann Sheridan (1915-1967) was destined for branding as the "Oomph Girl" following a mock contest organized by the Warner Brothers publicity...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    January 1, 2024

Joyce Bulifant's ups and downs of marriage and career

For those who keep track of Hollywood nuptials, the title of Joyce Bulifant's 2017 autobiography may not represent a marital world record, but it's certainly an attention grabber. The actress, who...

 

Eddie Muller's case of the missing marshmallow monkey

If reading bedtime stories to the grandkids is a cherished family tradition, Eddie Muller has an unusual tale to share this holiday season: a gritty feline sleuth searches for a stolen artifact while...

 

Actress pens Connecticut's Hollywood connections

In her new book, "Connecticut in the Movies" released in October, actress Illeana Douglas explores Hollywood's long love affair with the Constitution State. "The book features movies from the silent...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    October 1, 2023

Barry Bostwick wants you to do the Time Warp, again

With Halloween coming up, there's no better time to satisfy your "Rocky Horror Picture Show" craving than by doing the Time Warp with Barry Bostwick, who will be traveling the country in October for...

 

Sidney Kibrick remembers 'Our Gang'

First screened in movie theaters during the early 1920s, the "Our Gang" film series was produced for another two decades and featured an ever-changing cast of children, showcasing their comedic...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    August 1, 2023

Gary Puckett's powerful voice still delighting fans

Currently traveling the U.S. on the 2023 "Happy Together Tour" with classic pop acts such as The Turtles, The Cowsills, and Little Anthony (see www.happytogethertour.com ), Gary Puckett never tires of...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    July 1, 2023

Donny Osmond takes his show on the road

Fans of Donny Osmond won't have to travel to Las Vegas to experience the singer's long-running popular stage show currently headlining at Harrah's Casino. The 70s teen idol begins his summer tour in J...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    June 1, 2023

Calling all Knuckleheads: Touring with the Three Stooges

Despite extensive on-screen credits throughout their long careers, the Three Stooges comedy team only spent about a month or two a year in front of the cameras, rarely producing more than 10 of their...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    May 1, 2023

Fans are still dreaming of Jeannie

No doubt many a teenage lad, and even a few adults, developed a major crush on Barbara Eden during her five-season run in the 1960s sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." Now 91, fans are delighted to see the...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    March 1, 2023

The latest big news from Rich Little

For those of us who lived through the 70s and 80s, the comedic impressionist Rich Little was everywhere on television. While he guest-starred in many classic TV shows, Little will always be remembered...

 

Adrienne Barbeau: From musicals to monsters

Before "Grease," the hit 1978 movie, there was "Grease" the musical theater production first performed in Chicago in 1971 before moving to Broadway a year later for over 3,000 performances. Adrienne...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    January 1, 2023

Bill Mumy: More than 'Lost in Space'

With a new 400+ page autobiography recently published, Bill Mumy's "Danger Will Robinson: The Full Mumy – A Memoir," is crammed with fascinating facts and stories recalling his long acting and...

 

Christmas magic with Ilene Graff

Perhaps you remember her as TV mom Marsha Owens in ABC's popular 80s sitcom "Mr. Belvedere," starring alongside baseballer-turned-actor Bob Uecker and British actor Christopher Hewett in the title...

 

A front-row seat to entertainment history

Aside from the songwriters, imagine being the first person on the planet to enjoy the words and music of some of the greatest classic songs to ever appear in Broadway and Hollywood productions. Nancy...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    October 1, 2022

The screen horrors of Lynda Day George

While best known for joining the cast of the popular CBS spy series "Mission: Impossible" for the last two seasons in the early 70s, Lynda Day George became something of a minor horror movie icon befo...

 

Adam-12's Kent McCord still on duty for fans

Not even a pandemic could slow down Kent McCord's desire to interact with admirers, even if only through virtual fan conventions. "I've done several of these online over the last two years and always...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    August 1, 2022

Cynthia Geary heads to hospice in new TV series

Emmy-nominated actress Cynthia Geary was immediately drawn to her latest character Charley Copeland, a hospice nurse in the compelling new drama series "Going Home." Season one began streaming in...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    July 1, 2022

Singing legend Johnny Mathis still touring at 86

Chances are, every time velvet-voiced Johnny Mathis takes center stage during his current U.S. tour, the atmosphere could turn Misty. Sure, some devoted Mathis fans might swoon teary-eyed with waves...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    June 1, 2022

60s pop singer Donna Loren traded fame for family

When a top female British singer declined to appear on the premiere episode of the new American musical variety show "Shindig!" on Sept. 16, 1964, the producer knew who to call – Donna Loren....

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    May 1, 2022

Bill and Susan Hayes are still having the time of their lives on 'Days of Our Lives'

Actors Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth were married in 1974. Or was it 1976? Actually, it was both! The pair tied the knot when their "Days of Our Lives" characters (Doug and Julie) married two years...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    April 1, 2022

Western script enticed Don Murray back to the big screen

Joe Cornet never initially considered now 92-year-old Don Murray for a role in his 2021 western film "Promise." "I wanted an iconic actor for one of the roles and approached two other veteran western...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    March 1, 2022

Hollywood journey rewarding, challenging for Sharon Gless

Not even a youthful warning from her grandfather, a powerful entertainment attorney during the Golden Age of film, could prevent Sharon Gless from attempting the journey to Hollywood. Neil S....

 

Lana Wood still questions sister Natalie's death

The movie world was shocked when the body of 43-year-old Natalie Wood was found floating lifeless in the ocean off Catalina Island on the morning of Nov. 29, 1981. Forty years later, sister Lana...

 

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